Buckmasters Magazine

Entries for February 2017

Like Father, Like Son

Like Father, Like Son

By Jacob Lowey

Jacob wanted to hunt out of the stand where his father was and had to “settle” for a monster 11-pointer. It was the second day of shotgun season in Illinois, and I had a basketball game at 8 a.m. Dad had gone ahead without me, so when the game was over, I rushed home to get all my hunting gear together and go out to my stand. I am not a... READ MORE

Hunting with the Enemy

Hunting with the Enemy

By Chuck Smick

Outlaws are a small percentage of our ranks, but they make a big impact. When I pulled into the parking area at the Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge, my stomach roiled and my heart sank. There lay three deer left to waste. One had been skinned and the head removed, along with a few choice pieces of meat. The other two lacked their heads, but a... READ MORE

Captain Hook

Captain Hook

By Mike Bartig

It took two encounters and two years, but Missouri archer finally claims his trophy. It was the first week of November during the 2006 fall Missouri archery season, and I was trudging up the hill to my tried-and-true treestand on Dave’s place. I had carefully positioned “Stinky” — my homemade deer decoy — upwind from t... READ MORE

Next Year’s Game Plan

Next Year’s Game Plan

By Joel S. Fawcett

The time to start planning for next year’s big buck is immediately after this season. Deer season is over, and you struck out. If that describes your experience, perhaps you should incorporate a scouting regimen into the off-season. I began to pattern bucks back when I was a registered guide, and my success in predicting hot locations for my ... READ MORE

Copyright 2018 by Buckmasters, Ltd.

Copyright 2017 by Buckmasters, Ltd